Latest Apollo Endosurgery Inc. Stories

2014-06-10 16:26:41

-- Current CEO and Founder Dennis McWilliams to Assume Role of President and Chief Commercial Officer -- AUSTIN, Texas, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, today announced changes to its executive management team. Todd Newton will join Apollo Endosurgery as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors. Current President and Chief...

2011-06-07 09:21:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leading company in the emerging field of flexible surgery, announced today the appointment of Michael J. Doty as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Doty most recently served as CFO for Tornier BV, and prepared the company for one of the most successful medical device IPOs in the past few years. Doty formerly served as CFO of Inamed Corporation, a leading provider of devices for bariatric surgery and aesthetic medicine. "I...

2011-01-11 09:03:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced preliminary results from their GEMINI suturing registry. These results confirm the procedure enabling capability of their newly-launched OverStitch(TM) Endoscopic Suturing System in a variety of clinical cases in the esophagus, stomach and colon. A unique device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand, the OverStitch system enables full-thickness endoscopic suturing on a flexible platform --...

2010-10-28 14:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly-launched OverStitch(TM) Endoscopic Suturing System has recently been employed in several, first-in-human cases. OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a unique device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand. It provides full-thickness endoscopic suturing on a flexible platform, delivering surgical standard of care through the flexible endoscope. OverStitch was first used by Dr....

2010-10-11 12:16:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced completion of the first clinical case involving its FlexShears(TM) Endoscopic Scissors. The new device was used to cut and remove an obstructing eroded suture from the patient's GI tract in a procedure that embodies the Apollo vision of improving patient care with flexible surgery. The subject of the case had undergone a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 2001, and subsequently had suffered from protracted...

2010-06-22 12:53:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery announced today that the Company received notice of a $5 million award from the State of Texas through the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas ("CPRIT"). Apollo was one of only three companies recommended for the inaugural commercialization awards. CPRIT was established to expedite innovation and commercialization in the area of cancer research and to enhance access to evidence-based prevention programs and services...

2010-05-04 17:36:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. has just concluded a successful participation at the 12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (hosted by SAGES and CAGS). This was the company's first booth exhibit and they previewed two new products: The OverStitch(TM) Endoscopic Suturing System and the FlexShears(TM) Endoscopic Scissors. "We were extremely pleased with the outstanding reception that our products received, as well as the positive feedback and interest that...

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